Startup Weekend Karachi 2017 – FAQs

03/15/2017 | By Uzma Ghaznavi

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Do I need to have a team to participate? Or can I participate on my own?

No, you do not need to have a team to participate. All participants will be selected individually through registrations. All teams will be formed during the weekend.

How do I register for the event?

You can either go our Facebook page and click on sign up or you can directly go to this link and fill out the application.

Is there a registration fee?

Registration is free. If you get shortlisted, you'll have to pay a participation fee (PKR 1,500 for students; 2,000 for professionals), which will cover the cost of all meals and workshop materials you'll use during the three-day event.

How will I know if I get selected as a participant for the event?

You will receive a confirmation email by March 19, 2017 asking for an address where the ticket can be delivered. We encourage you to respond to that email ASAP!

How will I pay for the ticket if I get selected to participate in the event?

The ticket will be delivered to the address provided by you. All payments will be made on delivery.

What are the timings for each day?

Friday 24th March: 5.30pm to 10pm

Saturday 25th March: 9am to 10pm

Sunday 26th March:  9am to 10pm

Is this only open to participants from Karachi?

You can apply from anywhere in Pakistan as long as you’re in Karachi during the weekend to attend all events.

Where will the event be held?

The event will be held at The Nest I/O’s incubator space in Karachi (3rd Floor, CitiView Building, above Naheed Supermarket, Main Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Karachi).

Do I need to attend all three days?

Yes, everyone who attends the event is expected to participate all three days.

Do I have to pitch an idea to attend?

No, but we encourage you to! You can pitch an idea you've been thinking about for years, or something last minute you think of during the event. It's a great experience and invaluable practice for public speaking.

What should I bring?


Power cord

Business cards

Lots of creative energy!

Can I just participate as an observer?

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, the event will be open to participants only.